The Lace Centre (Kantcentrum), Bruges (Brugge), Belgium

Address of Kantcentrum (The lace centre), Brugge:
Peperstraat 3A, B-8000 Bruges
+32 (0) 50 33 00 72
Timings: Weekdays- 10 am – 12 noon and 2 – 6 pm
Saturdays- 10am – 12 noon and 2-5 pm
Closed: Sundays and public holidays

In the afternoon lace making demonstrations take place in the open lace atelier . Combined tickets available for lace museum, open lace atelier and the Jerusalem Church.

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Choco-Story (Chocolate museum) – Bruges (Brugge), Belgium

This deals with the history of chocolates starting from the Mayans and Aztecs of the ancient Americas who used the cocoa beans extensively. The choco-story deals with the journey of chocolate from that era to the present times- a 2500 year history. The details of the production of various kinds and forms of chocolates can be seen here. There are over a thousand original artifacts related to chocolate production. After the tour one can get to sample the museum’s in-house chocolates creations.

Address of Chocolate museum in Bruges:
Sint-Jansstraat 7b, 8000 Bruges
Timings: Daily 10 am to 5 pm

The most famous and “official” chocolate of the city is the “Brugsch Swaantje” (Bruges Swan) which is available at almost all chocolatiers in the city who are members of Bruges Chocolate Guild.